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22 Zillah, Lamech’s other wife, gave birth to Tubal-cain. Now he was a bronze- and ironsmith, and his sister was Naamah.

23 One day, Lamech announced to his wives:

Lamech: Adah and Zillah, listen to me!
        Wives of Lamech, I need to tell you something!
    I killed a man who struck me.
        He was a young man who wounded me first.
24     Here’s how I see it:
        if Cain is avenged seven times,
        then surely Lamech must be avenged seventy-seven times!

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22 Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged(A) all kinds of tools out of[a] bronze and iron. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah.

23 Lamech said to his wives,

“Adah and Zillah, listen to me;
    wives of Lamech, hear my words.
I have killed(B) a man for wounding me,
    a young man for injuring me.
24 If Cain is avenged(C) seven times,(D)
    then Lamech seventy-seven times.(E)

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  1. Genesis 4:22 Or who instructed all who work in

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